World Bulletin/News Desk
A Jewish settler attempted on Thursday morning to run over a Palestinian man in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, eyewitnesses have said.
The settler tried to ram his vehicle into a Palestinian man in Bethlehem's al-Khader town, but the latter narrowly escaped the attack, the witnesses said.
According to the witnesses, the settler fled the scene after he missed the Palestinian man and crashed into a wall instead.
The attack came shortly after three Israeli soldiers were injured after a Palestinian driver rammed his van into them in the West Bank city of Hebron.
Also on Wednesday, Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian man after he ran over a group of Israeli pedestrians in East Jerusalem. Two Israelis were killed in the attack.
Tension has been running high in East Jerusalem since Israel closed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound last week after an extremist rabbi was injured in a west Jerusalem shooting.
Israeli authorities reopened the Al-Aqsa on Friday following a day of violent clashes with Palestinian protesters, but barred male Muslim worshippers under 50 years old from entering the site.
The closure of Al-Aqsa, as well as last week's killing of a young Palestinian man suspected of shooting the rabbi, fueled protests by angry Palestinians in Jerusalem.
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